Perfluorochemicals (PFCs) in Minnesota
Also referred to as Perfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS)
Perfluorochemicals (PFCs) are a family of manmade chemicals that have been used for decades to make products that resist heat, oil, stains, grease and water. PFCs have been found in the groundwater in Minnesota.
PFCs are “emerging contaminants.” This term describes contaminants about which we have a new awareness or understanding about how they move in the environment or affect public health. PFCs, like other emerging contaminants, are the focus of active research and study which means that new information is released periodically.
- Overview of PFCs and Health
- Information about where PFCs are found in the environment in Minnesota.
- Reports on PFCs
- Other Resources
If you would like to receive periodic e-mail updates on topics related to PFCs, please subscribe to the e-mailing list by clicking on the envelope in the column on the right side of this page.